No Simple Victory: World War II in Europe, 1939-1945

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Penguin, 2008 - 544 من الصفحات
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One of the world?s leading historians re- examines World War II and its outcome

A clear-eyed reappraisal of World War II that offers new insight by reevaluating well-established facts and pointing out lesser-known ones, No Simple Victory asks readers to reconsider what they know about the war, and how that knowledge might be biased or incorrect. Norman Davies poses simple questions that have unexpected answers: Can you name the five biggest battles of the war? What were the main political ideologies that were contending for supremacy? The answers to these questions will surprise even those who feel that they are experts on the subject.

Davies has established himself as a preeminent scholar of World War II . No Simple Victory is an invaluable contribution to twentieth-century history and an illuminating portrait of a conflict that continues to provoke debate.

 

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So, this was published in 2007, but smells of the '90s, when people apparently were shocked to learn that Stalin and his cronies were actually pretty evil. It'll teach you a lot about the war in ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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This was extremely interesting and certainly casts a "new light" on interpretations of World War 2. The author puts forward the theory that the war was won on the Eastern front and that D-day etc were ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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Introduction
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INTERPRETATION Five Factors
9
WARFARE Military Action in Europe 19391945
73
POLITICS Before During and After the War
131
SOLDIERS From Enlistment to War Grave
205
CIVILIANS Life and Death in Wartime
283
PORTRAYALS The Second World War in Pictures Literature and History
427
Inconclusions
477
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Norman Davies is a supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Historical Society, and Professor Emeritus at London University. His books include Europe: A History (a New York Times Notable Book), The Isles: A History, and the definitive history of Poland, God's Playground.

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